Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 14: Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are back as the semi-finals continue, and the remaining seven celebrity cooks continue to battle for the MasterChef title.
Tonight, the celebrities are surprised by a very special guest, Spanish chef and restaurateur Nieves Barragan, whose London restaurant Sabor earned a Michelin star within just eight months of opening. Their task is to recreate one of her signature recipes, demonstrating their understanding of the flavours of Spain. The most successful cook goes straight through to the next round, while the other six take part in a cook-off to keep their places.
Next, John and Gregg set a challenge themed around the popular 1970s film Abigail’s Party. Each celebrity must prepare two different party bites, and cheese and pineapple on a cocktail stick won’t cut it in this round. No-one can afford to slip up as at the end of the challenge one more celebrity will leave the competition.
Celebrity MasterChef UK 2021 episode 14
Celebrity MasterChef was devised as a celebrity version of MasterChef Goes Large. The show was screened on BBC One from 2006 to 2011. Originally, 24 celebrities participated in each series with three contestants per episode following the full MasterChef Goes Large test.
In 2011, the programme was moved to a daily daytime slot with 30 episodes screened over six weeks and with only 16 celebrities. Catch-up shows were broadcast on Fridays at 20:30 (30 minutes) and on Saturdays at various times (60 minutes). In 2012, the show moved to BBC Two due to low ratings and returned to an evening 18:30 slot. In 2013, it moved back to BBC One prime time, shown at 20:00. Since 2014, the show has had 20 celebrities competing for the title.